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by Hilary Stockton on 6/19/2016

Family Travel

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6/19/2016
  Happy Father's Day to all my clients and readers who are fathers! While Father's Day as a U.S. holiday was only inaugurated in the early 1900s as a complement to Mother's Day, it seems only fair to have a holiday...
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6/18/2016
Airline refund policies can be very important if the unexpected occurs: a family member's illness or death, jury duty, or pregnancy in the context of travel to somewhere with Zika virus. While airline refunds are especially important if you booked...
Square_6_reasons_airlines_need_to_seat_families_together
5/26/2016
  Airlines are making it harder for families to select seats together, even when they reserve in advance, per this WSJ Middle Seat article, "The Airline Fee to Sit With Your Family." In one example given, for an American Airlines...
Square_review-sofitel_fiji_resort-waitui_beach_club
5/20/2016
  This Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa Review is the third leg of a trip report that also includes Bora Bora and New Zealand. Our stay was rather last minute, since our original destination was Laucala Island (see Best Luxury...
Square_our_2016_miles_and_points_progress
5/2/2016
  What are Your 2016 Travel Goals? For us, miles and points are not the goal, but they are crucial in enabling us to fly first class or business class to the destinations and luxury hotels we really want to...
Square_intercontinental_tahiti_review-lobby
4/26/2016
  This InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa Review is part of a trip report on Bora Bora and New Zealand luxury resorts, dining and activities. This resort, near Papeete Airport (PPT) is a frequent overnight stop before flying to Bora...
Square_bora_bora_dream_pictures_review
4/18/2016
  This Bora Bora Dream Pictures Review is part of a trip report on Bora Bora, Tahiti and New Zealand luxury resorts, dining and activities. Since neither of us is anything remotely resembling a professional photographer, we often wish we...
Square_review-ritz_carlton_boston_common-deluxe_room-work_desk_and_flat_screen_tv
3/6/2016
  This Ritz-Carlton Boston Common Review is from a recent stay in a Deluxe Room with Club Lounge access. Visiting Boston? See all our Boston reviews and posts. TravelSort Clients may book the Ritz-Carlton Boston with Virtuoso benefits: Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability Continental breakfast...
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3/3/2016
Where to transfer AMEX Membership Rewards Points and Citi ThankYou Points Before Closing High Annual Fee Cards? A TravelSort Client writes "We have 600,000+ points total in our Chase Ultimate Rewards, AMEX Membership Rewards and Citi ThankYou points accounts. We don't...
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2/22/2016
  This Fairmont Copley Plaza Boston Review is from a recent stay in a Signature Gold King Room. Visiting Boston? See all our Boston reviews and posts. TravelSort Clients may book the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston with Virtuoso benefits: Upgrade on...
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2/10/2016
  This Etihad First Apartment Review on the A380 from Sydney to Abu Dhabi is part of our trip from Sydney, Australia to New York JFK via Abu Dhabi. For the prior Australia-related posts, including Emirates First Class on the A380 and...
Square_review-manly_ferry_view_of_sydney_opera_house
1/30/2016
  This Manly Ferry from Manly Beach to Circular Quay, Sydney Review is from our recent trip to Sydney, Australia. For the prior Australia-related posts, including Etihad First Apartment to Sydney and Qantas First Class to Melbourne, please see: Review: Qantas...
Square_review-featherdale_wildlife_park-koala_bear
1/26/2016
This Featherdale Wildlife Park Review is from our visit on a recent trip to Sydney, Australia. For the prior Australia-related posts, including Etihad First Apartment to Sydney and Qantas First Class to Melbourne, please see: Review: Qantas First Class A380 London...
Square_winter_storm_jonas_nyc
1/23/2016
  Welcome to Winter Storm Jonas, NYC. I think the NY Times opinion writer David Dudley has it right, in his piece today "In Case of Blizzard, Do Nothing," with choice quotes such as these: "Gloriously, if briefly, [the snow]...
Square_things_to_do_in_akaroa-view_of_bay
1/10/2016
  This Things to Do in Akaroa post is from our visit to this small but picturesque town on the Banks Peninsula, during our stay in Christchurch, New Zealand. We visited Akaroa as part of our trip to New Zealand's...
Square_happy_holidays_from_my_family
12/25/2015
  Happy Holidays from our family to yours! We wish all of you a very happy holiday season and upcoming New Year 2016. I hope that wherever your travels this holiday season take you, you're able to spend quality time with...
Square_nyc_christmas_holiday_windows_2015-saks_fifth_avenue-great_barrier_reef
12/13/2015
NYC Holiday Windows are fun to glimpse, and 2015 is no exception. It was a beautiful warm day in New York City today (high of 65 degrees!) so a short walk took us from Saks Fifth Avenue to Tiffany's to...
Square_etihad_first_class_apartment_a380_review_as_a_kid-seat_4k
12/4/2015
  This review of Etihad First Class Apartment on the A380 is from my 7 year old son, who just flew with me from Abu Dhabi to New York JFK. I'll be posting my own review, as will my husband,...
Square_kids_and_jet_lag-5_top_tips
11/24/2015
Kids and jet lag--for other parents out there, don't let worries about this stop you from taking a long international trip, at least if you're able to book the flights as first class or business class award travel. We're currently...
Square_review-rom_pompeii_exhibit-bronze_statue
11/19/2015
  This Royal Ontario Museum ROM Pompeii Exhibit Review is part of a Toronto trip report on Toronto luxury hotels and dining. We were intrigued to see that a special Pompeii Exhibit, "In the Shadow of the Volcano," is at the ROM...
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  What are Your 2016 Travel Goals? For us, miles and points are not the goal, but they are crucial in enabling us to fly first class or business class to the destinations and luxury hotels we really want to...
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  This Bora Bora Dream Pictures Review is part of a trip report on Bora Bora, Tahiti and New Zealand luxury resorts, dining and activities. Since neither of us is anything remotely resembling a professional photographer, we often wish we...
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  This InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa Review is part of a trip report on Bora Bora and New Zealand luxury resorts, dining and activities. This resort, near Papeete Airport (PPT) is a frequent overnight stop before flying to Bora...
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  Airlines are making it harder for families to select seats together, even when they reserve in advance, per this WSJ Middle Seat article, "The Airline Fee to Sit With Your Family." In one example given, for an American Airlines...
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  This Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa Review is the third leg of a trip report that also includes Bora Bora and New Zealand. Our stay was rather last minute, since our original destination was Laucala Island (see Best Luxury...
Square_airline_refund_policies_including_zika-_united-american_airlines-delta_airlines
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Airline refund policies can be very important if the unexpected occurs: a family member's illness or death, jury duty, or pregnancy in the context of travel to somewhere with Zika virus. While airline refunds are especially important if you booked...
Square_happy_fathers_day
6/19/2016
  Happy Father's Day to all my clients and readers who are fathers! While Father's Day as a U.S. holiday was only inaugurated in the early 1900s as a complement to Mother's Day, it seems only fair to have a holiday...